2024 Vancouver Regional

Event2024 Vancouver Regional Championships
LocationCAN Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date23–24 March 2024
Capacity540 players (500 MA, 40 SR/JR)
VideogamePokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet
Season2024 Season – VGC Regulation Set F
FormatTBD Swiss rounds + top 8 single elimination
Open team lists
OrganizerGallery Games

Check the organizer’s website here for further info!

Table of Contents

Sign-up instructions

Sign-ups for the event are done through RK9 Labs platform, and you will first need to set up your RK9 profile and have a Play! Pokémon Player ID. All players must comply with the Play! Pokémon COVID-19 Protocols.

Sign-ups are $93 CAD and they open on 24 January at 7 pm PST (25 January at 03:00 UTC). There are 500 spots for Masters players and 40 spots for Senior and Junior players.

  • A second wave was later announced to open on 8 February at 7 pm PST (9 February at 03:00 UTC). Since the player cap had not been reached, no new spots were added.
  • A third wave was later announced to open on 7 March at 7 pm PST (8 March at 03:00 UTC).

If the player cap is not reached, sign-ups close 2 hours before the event starts.

For registered players, team lists must be submitted 1 hour before the event starts, by 23 March at 7:30 am PDT (14:30 UTC).

Spectator passes are $26 CAD and can be purchased soon.

Streaming

The event is broadcast live on Twitch and YouTube by TPCi. Stream details and caster lineup will be revealed at a later date.

Venue and schedule

The tournament will be held in the following location:

Vancouver Convention Centre
1055 Canada Pl
Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3, Canada

Tournament schedule will be known in a later date.

Prizes

This event is part of the 2024 official TPCi circuit and thus it rewards Championship Points (CPs).

As a participation goodie, all players will be provided a Pokémon Regional Championships promo card and a playmat. Players can also purchase:

  • “Stage 1 Package”, which adds an exclusive numbered burn marker, an event pin and three side-event tickets to the goodies;
  • “Stage 2 Package”, which further adds a messenger bag, a sealed TCG booster box and a Japanese pack of 64 sleeves; or
  • “VIP Package”, which further adds an event shirt, welcome kit pick-up in the VIP room, and access to the VIP room on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Additionally, the best-placed players will receive the following CPs and prize money depending on final attendance:

If prize money is $5000 or more, it will be given as a choice of scholarship (in all cases) or cash (for minors, as a Pokémon Visa® Prepaid Card). For lower prizes, it will be given as cash (for minors, as a Pokémon Visa® Prepaid Card).

CP standings

Season standings

The following are the North America Championship Point standings before and after the event.

Players ranked 1st to 12th at the end of the 2024 season get Tier 1 invites to the 2024 World Championships. Players ranked 13th to 16th get Tier 2 invites.

Before the event

Check this information after Knoxville Regional!

NOTE: CPs from Premier Challenges and Midseason Showdowns may not be up to date.

After the event

Check this information after the event!

NOTE: CPs from Premier Challenges and Midseason Showdowns may not be up to date.

#PlayerCP
1IND  Visishtah Vasudevan100
2CHN  Peng Chongjun100
3USA  Luca Paz100
4USA  Wolfe Glick80
5CHN  Wang Bingjie80
6USA  Collin Heier60
7SWI  Stefan Mott60
8USA  Justin Burns60
9CAN  Abe Brath60
10USA  Kevin Swastek60
11IND  Devon Singh50
12USA  Jeremy Gross50

Overview

The Vancouver Regional Championships is an official TPCi Regional-level event for Pokémon VGC, TCG and Pokémon GO. It is the ninth major event of the 2024 season in the North American circuit.

The ruleset is VGC Regulation Set F, and it is played using open team lists.

A little bit of history

Canada has been part of the North America region of the official TPCi circuit since the introduction of continental regions. It has hosted multiple major events, including Regional Championships, one old-era National Championships and the 2013 World Championships. Canada’s greatest VGC successes are the National Championship title won in 2012 by Tony Cheung, the first and only Nationals held locally; and the Top 8 result in the 2023 World Championships achieved by Abdullah Mohayyuddin. With a second place for Team Canada in the 2022 World Cup, Canadian players are looking bright at their next challenges!

The most recent tournament held in Canada was the 2024 Toronto Regional, played with the VGC Regulation Set E in October 2023. The finals saw 4-time Regional finalist Chuppa Cross IV defeat 2023 EUIC Champion Paul Chua to win his first Regional Championship title!

The last time there was an event in British Columbia was the 2023 Vancouver Regional, played with the VGC Regulation Set B in March 2023. The finals saw newcomer player Abdullah Mohayyuddin defeat fellow Canadian Ryan Loseto to win the Regional in his very first event!

American James Evans, the 2018 Senior Division World Champion, defeated Brazilian Gabriel Agati in the NAIC finals.

Victory Road